Episode 12

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1st Apr 2019

Sponsorship & The 12 Steps

  • Besides, your sponsor already has the advantage of knowing something about your case.
  • Enthusiastic over the spectacular recovery of a brother alcoholic, we'd sometimes discuss those intimate and harrowing aspects of his case meant for his sponsor's ear alone.
  • Do we lay the matter before our sponsor or spiritual adviser, earnestly asking God's help and guidance -- meanwhile resolving to do the right thing when it becomes clear, cost what it may?
  • Then there are those occasions when alone, or in the company of our sponsor or spiritual adviser, we make a careful review of our progress since the last time.


  • Of course the sponsor points out that our friend's life is still unmanageable even though he is sober, that after all, only a bare start on A.A.'s program has been made.


  • The sponsor probably points out that the newcomer has some assets which can be noted along with his liabilities.


  • This the sponsor promptly proves by talking freely and easily, and without exhibitionism, about his own defects, past and present.


Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)

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About the Podcast

In This Moment with Toby C
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In This Moment w/ Toby C. is a "concept" show.
The "concept" is for the suffering listener to imagine themselves getting better....
How?... By imagining themselves paying attention to another suffering soul - and firing up the other person's imagination - that they too, will get better. That "this too shall pass." This is a concept show that enables the listener / sufferer to get better through the imagination. The imagination is a first cousin of something called faith. This faith / imagination is a portal through which the sufferer, through the power of the open mind, can begin a journey to move away from destructive self-consciousness and closer toward the healing power of God-consciousness. The final concept of this show is that the listener / sufferer will change their "message" - from the insanity of the head to the serenity of the heart.. How? .... Through sponsorship.... listen... every show has a subliminal message from God... Keep an open mind and let Him in! God Bless and happy healing!!